Michigan Policast for Monday, March 30, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Trump v Whitmer, COVID-19 v everyone
  • COVID-19 v elections and REAL ID
  • Riley Beggin of Bridge on the impact of the coronavirus stimulus on Michigan
  • Quick takes on the upcoming elections
  • Former State School Superintendent Tom Watkins on Covid-19 v Schools
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 23, 2020

Cover image:  Fauci facepalm

  In this episode:

  • Public education = equal access or no credit
  • Another Trump meltdown – “You’re a terrible reporter!”
  • Governor Whitmer’s executive orders re: Covid-19 pandemic
  • Ballot initiatives suffer under social distancing
  • 2020 Primary, Biden VP and SCOTUS promises
  • Dr Charles Ballard on the pandemic economy
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 16, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Trump response to Coronavirus COVID-19
  • Michigan & Gov Whitmer response to Coronavirus COVID-19
  • Economic impact of Coronavirus COVID-19
  • Political impact of Coronavirus COVID-19
  • Abdul El-Sayed on the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19
  • Michigan Primary: voting challenges and election results
  • Gary Peters v John James
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 9, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Democratic primary:  Biden, Bernie, endorsements, and more
  • Republican Medicaid ‘work requirements’ struck down
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) – based discrimination
  • Lucido found “more likely than not” to have been a pig
  • Enbridge buying up land to proceed with Line 5 tunnel
  • Republicans pass bill to prevent future local gun buyback programs
  • Work in Progress:  Affordable housing in Detroit with Ruth Johnson of Housing Trust Fund Coalition (HTFC)
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, March 2, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Michigan and Coronavirus / COVID-19 with Robin Erb
  • Medicaid work mandate and COVID-19
  • Census 2020 – counting Michigan with Kerry Ebersole Singh
  • Updates on the progress of the 2018 citizen-led voting reforms
  • Massive SEIU GOTV program – smart and strategic
  • Quick takes
  • Work in Progress – Detroit’s State of the City address, with Linda Campbell, Detroit People’s Platform
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 24, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Shirkey and Lucido go after George Heartwell’s appointment to the Natural Resources Commission
  • Swing state polls – things are tight in the rust belt
  • The RNC doubles down on voter suppression efforts
  • Debbie Dingell on Iowa / New Hampshire (WDET Interview)
  • Interview: Lou Glazer on Future Work and the importance of “place making”
  • Legislative battles around the expansion of the Regional Transit Authority
  • Support for Public Education – Launch Michigan
  • Interview: Justin Onwenu of the Sierra Club on green slime, polluted waterways, and more
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 17, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Cracking down on robocalls
  • Money in politics – John James, Aarlan Meekhof, DeVos
  • Money in politics – Trump, Bloomberg, Sanders, etc.
  • Michigan Democratic primary 2020
  • Quick takes
  • Interview: Nick Occhipinti, League of Conservation Voters
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 10, 2020

  In this episode:

  • Governor Whitmer delivers SOTU response
  • Governor Whitmer’s 2021 budget proposal
  • Guns and 2A sanctuary cities
  • Healthcare for all with Dr. Farhan Bhatti of Care Free Medical, Dental and Vision in Lansing
  • Quicktakes
  • Interview:  Urban transit with Renard Monczunski of Detroit People’s Platform
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, February 3, 2020

  In this episode:

  • SotS – Bonds and FTDR
  • SotS – K-12, higher ed and debt
  • Latest Detroit Chamber poll – Michiganders are center-left
  • GM and the Detroit-Hamtramck EV Assembly
  • UAW corruption scandal, with John Revitte of MSU
  • Quick takes
  • Work in Progress: Monica Lewis-Patrick on the Global Water Justice Conference
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, January 27, 2019

  In this episode:

  • More trouble for Senator Peter Lucido
  • Responding to criticism on Christine’s misogyny comments
  • Reining in the Lansing lobbyists, with guest Sam Inglot of Progress Michigan
  • Michigan primary polling and Bloomberg in Michigan, with guest Tim O’Brien, Senior Advisor to Bloomberg campaign
  • Gov Whitmer to deliver Democratic response to State of the Union
  • Quick takes
  • Work in Progress: Energy democracy with Shimekia Nichols, Deputy Director of Soulardarity
  • Transcript

 

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